Richard Rex McCurry Sr.
Richard Rex McCurry Sr, born Dec. 3, 1951 in Greencastle, Putnam County, Ind., to Jewell Alxander McCurry and Juanita Jean Judson, passed away on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 at home in his sleep with family and friends around his bedside.
Richard served in the United States Air Force Reg AF. He entered active duty Oct. 21, 1970, Oct. 8 1972 to Aug. 30 1974, honorable discharge, A1C F-3 from Langley AFB, Hampton, Va. with decorations medals, badges, commendations, citations and campaign ribbons and awards. He was in Vietnam during the war. He served his country because he loved his country. He is a member of American Legion Post 104, Terre Haute.
Richard retired from Hoffa Security, where he had worked as a security guard. He had previously served as the marshal of Roachdale, Ind., worked as a jailer in Marion and Putnam counties and for the Greencastle Police Department.
He loved hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his family. He was an animal lover. He loved spending time on his CB radio.
Richard is survived by his wife, Rebecca “Becky” Ellinger McCurry, whom he married on December 6, 2007 in Terre Haute.
He is also survived by his two sons, Richard R. McCurry Jr. of Terre Haute and Dustyn Richardson of Greenwood; two daughters, Michelle (Randy) Barnett and Anna (Jesse) Cavaness, both of Greencastle; April McCloud and Ronnda McCloud, both of Terre Haute; Jared (Brandi) Mancourt of St. Bernice; grandchildren Joshua Hargroves, Elizabeth Paige McCurry, Rebekah Tater McCurry, Cameron (Mariana) Barnett, Katlynn (Cody) Bell, Angel Cavaness, Matthew Cavaness, Emily Cavaness, Bradley Travioli, Annamarie McCloud, Precious Johnson, Charles (girlfriend Caitlyn Bealmear) McConnell, Allan Powers, Joshua Tate, Stormi (Chase) Jones, Gage Mancourt, James Mancourt, Lyhtning Mancourt and Greyson Richardson; great-grandchildren Mackenzie Barnett, Christian Barnett, Brayden Bell, Madison Hyland, Hailey Hayland, Jasmin Cavaness, Zayvier McConnell, Dmitn Jones, Delta Jones, Stella Jones and one on the way; mother-in-law Betty Ellinger; sisters-in-law, Sharon Ellinger, Linda Southard, Ella Lowe, Penny (boyfriend Steve) Bauer, Robin (boyfriend Bill Radford) Rasor and Bertie (Harlan) Budd; special nieces Vicky Rozzi and Sherri (Derrick) Wagner, both of Arkansas; brother-in-law Ed Mitchell; and other nieces, nephews & cousins; friend Molly Dotts; and special friends that have been there for us when we need them, no matter what it is, Shelia and Jack Vestor. And his cousin, Carolee Buis.
Richard went home to be with the Lord, joining his parents; a brother, Ronald McCurry; father-in-law Charles Ellinger Sr.; his fourth wife, Lana Sue Hunter-McCurry; five brothers-in-law, Charles “Pune” Ellinger Jr, Mark Ellinger, Terry Bauer, Ray Southard and Richard Jenkins; and a sister-in-law, Edith Jenkins.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Interment with military honors will follow at the Forest Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of services on Wednesday at the funeral home.